Senior defenseman Jarrod Gourley scored two goals for the Huskies
Gourley Scores Twice As UConn Skates Past Boston College, 6-4
Senior defenseman Jarrod Gourley scored two goals for the Huskies

Box Score

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The UConn Huskies won their sixth-straight Hockey East game on Friday night, beating the Boston College Eagles at Kelley Rink, 6-4. The Huskies never trailed on Friday night, scoring four in the first period as they get their second this season at BC's Kelley Rink to take the season series with the Eagles.

UConn, winners of four-straight and seven of their last eight, improved to 16-11-0 overall and 12-6-0 in Hockey East. Their 16 wins is their most during the Hockey East era (2014-present) and their most since head coach Mike Cavanaugh's first season in 2013-14 (17). The 12 league wins matches their high mark set in 2019-20.

Five different Huskies found the back of the net led by grad student Jarrod Gourley (Calgary, Alberta) who recorded his first career multi-goal game with a pair of scores. Seniors Carter Turnbull (Nainamo, British Columbia) and Jachym Kondelik (Bundejovic, Czech Republic) each had a goal and an assist in the win.

Sophomore Aretm Shlaine (Moscow, Russia) and grad student Kevin O'Neil (Latham, N.Y.) scored the other Husky goals. UConn outshot BC 30-24 on the night and goaltender Darion Hanson (East Bethel, Minn.) stopped 20 for the win.

BC got two goals apiece from Casey Carreau and Liam Izyk.

1st Period:

The Huskies put four on the board in the first period, marking the first time this season they have found the back of the net that many times in the first period. UConn's Gourley scored twice, his first career multi-goal game.

The Huskies got the game's first goal just 1:25 in as Shlaine converted on a 2-on-1 chance, burying a feed from Ryan Tverberg (Richmond Hill, Ontario) on an open net from the left circle, his fifth of the season.

BC answered at 4:49, tying it up on a Casey Carreau goal but the Huskies took the lead back at 9:49. Coming off a turnover in the BC zone, Vladislav Firstov (Yaroslavl, Russia) got his second assist of the night, feeding Kondelik in the right circle who waited to find his spot, and buried it to the far post past Dop for his 11th on the year.

The Eagles answered right back again as Liam Izyk scored his first of two in the peiord at 11:20 to make it 2-2. Gourley gave UConn its lead back just 1:36 later on his first of the period. Turnbull carried up the right boards and with two defenders on him, fed a pass back to Gourley in the slot area who put his one-timer chance in the top-left corner for a 3-2 lead.

Gourley made it 4-2 at 14:12, scoring right off a face-off in the BC zone as Hudson Schandor (North Vancouver, British Columbia) won the puck straight-back and the grad transfer blasted a slapshot through traffic and past Dop for his third goal of the season. BC would get one back in the final minute of the first as Izyk make id 4-3 with 39 seconds to play before the break.

2nd Period:

The Huskies pushed their lead to 5-3 at 7:16 as Turnbull was able to convert on a costly BC turnover in their zone. Picking-up a loose puck, the senior captain had a clear path on net and got Dop out of position and tucked a shot in for his eighth and third in as many games.

UConn went up 6-3 midway through the second as Kondelik fed Schandor up ice and he dished a backhanded pass to O'Neil who finished off a back-hander at the left post for his fifth of the season at 10:01.

3rd Period:

BC got one back in the third at 15:34 as Carreau picked-up his second goal of the night. Hanson got the initial stop on Connor Joyce but Carreau was along in front to clean up the rebound to make it 6-4 UConn.

Up Next:

The Huskies are back at home at the XL Center next Friday night, February 18 to host nationally ranked Massachusetts in the first game of two-game home-and-home Hockey East series.